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Resources by Topic: Obesity and weight control

Using Community-based Participatory Research to Develop Healthy Retail Strategies in Native American-owned Convenience Stores: The THRIVE Study
Highlights a study on the Tribal Health and Resilience in Vulnerable Environments (THRIVE) retail intervention that implements healthy food options in convenience stores in Native American communities. Details a the results of a participant survey about the perceived food environment in their communities and describes the implementation strategies, as well as the foods offered by the intervention.
Author(s): Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, Mary Williams, Marianna Wetherill, et al.
Citation: Preventive Medicine Reports, 11, 148-153
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
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Assessing Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit of the Trinity Hospital Twin City Fit for Life Program for Weight Loss and Diabetes Prevention in a Rural Midwestern Town
Reports on Fit For Life (FFL), a health education program that works to address the causes of obesity in rural settings and helps program participants lose weight. Highlights discussion on assessing effectiveness, replication, and cost-effectiveness of lifestyle interventions in a rural Appalachian Ohio county. Covers lessons learned and practice implications.
Author(s): Timothy McKnight, Jennifer R. Demuth, Natalie Wilson, Jonathon P. Leider, Alana Knudson
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 15
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
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Rural Wisconsin Chronic Disease Toolkit 2018
Toolkit compiles rural best practices that have shown success for improving chronic disease outcomes and population health by providing resources to address communication, Body Mass Index (BMI), diabetes care, blood pressure control, and chronic disease management.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
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Obesity Prevalence Among Adults Living in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties — United States, 2016
Reports on obesity prevalence among adults in metropolitan and nonmetro counties based on 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data. Includes metro/nonmetro data by age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, income, and employment status. Also provides state-by-state data on obesity prevalence in metro and nonmetro counties.
Author(s): Elizabeth A. Lundeen, Sohyun Park, Liping Pan, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(23), 653-658
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Nebraska Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease by Local Health Department Service Area
Describes the prevalence of obesity, hypertension, cholesterol, and diabetes at the county-level and by the local health department service area using 2015 and 2016 data.
Author(s): Ami Sedani
Date: 05/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
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America’s Health Rankings Senior Report 2018
Provides a national and state-by-state overview of population health for older adults across 34 measures, as well as two supplemental measures new in 2018: suicide rate and risk of social isolation. Includes a special focus on persistent health disparities and challenges facing rural seniors.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United Health Foundation
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Health Equity in New Mexico: 12th Edition
Provides information about the health status of various population groups throughout New Mexico and educates readers on the state's health equity issues. Designed to help policymakers and other stakeholders implement strategies that reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes for all New Mexicans. Includes information and statistics specific to New Mexico's rural regions.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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Advancing Obesity Solutions Through Investments in the Built Environment: Proceedings of a Workshop
Summarizes a September 2017 workshop focused on the role of the built environment in the prevention and treatment of obesity. Identifies promising strategies to create more healthful and equitable environments. Some discussion specific to rural areas and small communities, including efforts to support physical activity throughout Montana.
Additional links: Read Online
Author(s): Roundtable on Obesity Solutions
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Beverage Consumption Patterns among Overweight and Obese African American Women
Examines beverage consumption patterns, including the number of beverages and type, contributing to the overall energy intake and weight status among overweight and obese African American women in the rural South. Includes statistics on beverage consumption by age, education, and rural versus urban residence.
Author(s): Terryl J. Hartman, Regine Haardörfer, Brenda M. Greene, Shruti Parulekar, Michelle C. Kegler
Citation: Nutrients, 9(12), 1344
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
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Contextualizing Obesity and Diabetes Policy: Exploring a Nested Statistical and Constructivist Approach at the Cross-National and Subnational Government Level in the United States and Brazil
Compares state and rural municipal governments in Mississippi and Brazil in their use of infrastructural resources to facilitate adoption of obesity and diabetes policy.
Author(s): Eduardo J. Gomez
Citation: International Journal of Health Policy Management, 6(11), 639-648.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
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